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Plattsmouth, Nebraska

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The location of Plattsmouth

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Plattsmouth.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Plattsmouth ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of Plattsmouth. Omaha has a population of 467,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Plattsmouth and has a population of 285,000 people.

For comparison, Plattsmouth has a population of 6,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Plattsmouth and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Clarinda (IA)   [Map]   5,334   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Red Oak (IA)   [Map]   5,415   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]   4,909   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Bartlett (IA)   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
McPaul (IA)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pacific City (IA)   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]   470   E   5 miles [8 km]
Tabor (IA)   [Map]   978   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cedar Creek   [Map]   402   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cullom   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
La Platte   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Louisville   [Map]   1,261   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Murray   [Map]   475   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Nehawka   [Map]   208   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Richfield   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rock Bluff   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Springfield   [Map]   1,603   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Union   [Map]   239   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Plattsmouth, please visit our County-by-County Page for Plattsmouth.

Cass County ...

Plattsmouth is located in Cass County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County: Fremont (IA), Mills (IA), Lancaster, Otoe, Sarpy & Saunders.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plattsmouth ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Plattsmouth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plattsmouth ...

Looking for more information about Plattsmouth? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plattsmouth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plattsmouth.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Plattsmouth. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plattsmouth. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Nebraska

    Nebraska Tourism
    Parks for Nebraska

    Fishing in Nebraska
    Hunting in Nebraska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Nebraska Statewide Tourism
    Plattsmouth Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Plattsmouth

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Nebraska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Nebraska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Nebraska

Airports Near Plattsmouth ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Plattsmouth.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shenandoah Muni. (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Red Oak Muni. (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Plattsmouth.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Plattsmouth. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   121 miles [194.7 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   133 miles [214 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Shenandoah Muni. (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Red Oak Muni. (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Cass County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plattsmouth. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cass County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plattsmouth.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plattsmouth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plattsmouth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plattsmouth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattsmouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0053, Longitude: -95.8941     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plattsmouth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Plattsmouth), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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